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Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes increase crop yields and decrease runoff

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Pairwise raises $25 million to address global food challenges

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DTN acquires Spensa Technologies to offer customers a comprehensive solution

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Yamaha Motor invests in Robotics Plus to automate repetitive agriculture tasks

In New Zealand, Robotics Plus Ltd, an agricultural robotics company, secured investment from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. RPL is an early stage R&D company developing...

Granular and Planet partner to embed satellite imagery in farm management software

In Delaware, Granular and Planet announced an expanded global partnership to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet's industry-leading...

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announce Joyn Bio, a synthetic biology for agriculture venture

In Germany and Massachusetts, Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the official name of its joint venture, Joyn Bio. Joyn Bio was founded with the...

Monsanto taps Understory to provide hyper-local weather data for agricultural operations

In Wisconsin, Understory, the weather network, edge computing and machine learning company, announced an international expansion with Monsanto to provide on-the-ground insights into localized...

BioLumic raises $5 million to enhance more crops with ultraviolet light

In New Zealand, BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet crop yield enhancement system, closed $5 million in Series A financing led by AgTech investors...

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